“First there was the vote on sanctions, which the President did not like with respect to Russia. Also in the Senate you took measures to make sure there were no recess appointments. And finally there are a couple of bipartisan efforts to make sure that the President can’t fire the special counsel,” CBS News’ John Dickerson asked on “Face the Nation.” “Seems to be Congress is trying to constrain the President.”
“Well, those are all very different kinds of actions,” Cotton replied.
He said he supported the sanctions legislation and said Senate scheduling to prevent recess appointments “is something that goes back to the Obama administration.”
“That’s simply Congress taking its responsibility seriously to provide advice and consent to all nominations,” he said.
“Finally, on those two pieces of legislation,” Cotton added, referring to proposals to shield special counsels from influence, “I don’t see them going very far.”
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